Ladies of The View on Wednesday spent their first segment discussing President Biden’s lavish, multi-trillion dollar spending bill flush with socialist programs. Sara Haines, the co-host, suggested a compromise that could lower the cost of the bill after discussing Senators Joe Manchin (Democrat) and Kyrsten Silena (Democrat).
Well, one thing though that Senator Manchin is doing that I actually agree on, which we’re not hearing as much about the nuance of the pushback, one of the things he’s talking about is the free community college tuition, he believes we don’t need to make it free for everyone across the board, we should make that somewhat need based, because to hand out college to just everyone, you could lower that price tag by saying, if you prove you need it then of course you can have it. These are my thoughts on how to reduce the price.
Fellow co-host Joy Behar immediately pushed back on this idea, claiming: “That is not something that’s done in the most democratic countries in this world, where they have free college, period.”
Haines was not deterred, taking a surprisingly conservative position on the issue while firing back: “This is where I will just ideologically disagree with you, because I also think when you hand things out like that and there’s nothing earned, the reason we test so low, internationally, is, there are countries that make you earn high school.”
Sunny Hostin chimed in to argue with Haines, reinforcing the liberal agenda behind the spending bill: “If this country were truly a meritocracy, what you’re saying makes complete sense, but it just doesn’t make sense with the history of this country. To make things a bit more level, this bill was introduced.”
According to Hostin, America can’t be a meritocracy, because of the nation’s “history of systemic racism.” She went on to say that the colleges hardest hit by cuts to spending in the bill are “historically black colleges and universities,” or HBCUs:
“$45 billion were being promised to HBCUs, historically black colleges and universities. That number has now reached 2 billion. This means that colleges with the greatest need for it will again be supported. Right some systemic errors –“
Haines cut in to ask a clarifying question, but Hostin’s argument was clear: she thinks colleges need funds from the government to fight the leftist bogeyman of systemic racism, and believes that Congress should pass a multi-trillion dollar spending bill to accomplish those liberal goals.
Whoopi Goldberg suggested to Congress that they should pass the bill right away and then fix any remaining issues.
Do not be fooled, hosts The View want Joe Biden’s agenda passed in Congress, and they’re not trying to hide their partisan lobbying effort.
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WHOOPI GOLDBERG : What’s happening around the globe? West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is sounding a little like he’s getting on board with President Biden’s social-spending bill. He says he would negotiate the price tag, but Senator Kyrsten sinema (who actually serves in your home state) is the sole Democratic holdout. Cindy, your thoughts on how all this plays out.
CINDY McCAAIN: You know it can be difficult to follow the passing of bills or laws, but I believe that compromise is what is starting to occur. It brings order back to government. It’s always, it’s always tough, this is especially with this particular piece of legislation, it’s huge, but I think Kyrsten is following her heart and I also think that Senator Manchin is following his, they’re doing it for the right reasons and that’s what we can ask for, we may not agree with them but as long as they’re talking to each other on both sides of the aisle, then we’re better off for that.
JOY BEHAR Does that have anything to do with Manchin’s change of heart. West Virginians say now, go for it. It’s all about getting reelected, so he is worried.
MCCAIN: That’s right. Of course.
SARA HAINES: Well, one thing though that Senator Manchin is doing that I actually agree on, which we’re not hearing as much about the nuance of the pushback, one of the things he’s talking about is the free community college tuition, he believes we don’t need to make it free for everyone across the board, we should make that somewhat need based, because to hand out college to just everyone, you could lower that price tag by saying, if you prove you need it then of course you can have it. These types of items make it the moderate way to lower that price.
HAINES. No. But I do believe that you are wrong. There is a country that will give you high school diplomas. For you to be considered good, you have to pass those tests.
HOSTIN : Sara, your implication is that this country is a meritocracy. This country is not a meritocracy. It is due to the past of racism in the country, its legacy and history, as well as the history if systemic racism. If this country were truly a meritocracy, what you’re saying makes complete sense, but it just doesn’t make sense with the history of this country. The bill is being introduced to raise the level of play.
HAINES – But, why don’t we encourage even free college? Why aren’t we emphasizing some trade schools? I think even the conversation there’s nuances here, it’s not a one size fits all.
BEHAR: It would also be a good idea.
HOSTIN: It would also be great. Unfortunately, however, some colleges will be hardest hit are the historically black colleges, universities and HBCUs. $45 billion was promised to them. That number now stands at 2 billion. So, those colleges that need it the most, to again, right some of the systemic wrongs –
HAINES – But will this be included in the bill? It was only community colleges, I thought.
HOSTIN: It was not going to be in this bill. Some of the college that most require the funds, which are those that have to hire forward-thinking students, will suffer the greatest financial blows. And that’s a shame.
GOLDBERG: I kinda think that –
BEHAR: What I’m – well, go ahead.
GOLDBERG – I feel that we have done it before. We know what needs to be done and do it. Then we move on to the nuance. Let’s say we have to improve this here and this there.
HAINES: But I think that’s what, that’s what you were saying about the complexity, it has to be done right now.
MCCAIN: It’s complex and each community is unique. MCCAIN: It’s complex and, more importantly, each community is different. And I think that’s why at least I’m hopeful, and I’m hopeful because they’re talking to each other like I said, they’re beginning to communicate, they’re working a little bit across the aisle, it’s not perfect yet, but these things we’re moving towards that and this particular piece of legislation is going to be very interesting when it’s passed.